The famed publication chose a picture of the politician in casual attire, wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, and against a backdrop that is unusual for the publication. Social media was outraged. There is also a report that the VP Elect was totally blindsided, as Vogue actually told her they would be using a different photo for the cover.
“Obviously we have heard and understood the reaction to the print cover and I just want to reiterate that it was absolutely not our intention to, in any way, diminish the importance of the vice president-elect’s incredible victory,” Anna, the editor in chief of Vogue, said in a statement via the New York Times. “We want nothing but to celebrate Vice President-elect Harris’ amazing victory and the important moment this is in America’s history, and particularly for women of color all over the world.”
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“There was no formal agreement about what the choice of the cover would be. When the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the vice president-elect really reflected the moment that we were living in, which we were in the midst, as we still are, of the most appalling pandemic that is taking lives by the minute,” the editor-in-chief added. “We felt to reflect this tragic moment and global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible and approachable and real, really reflected the hallmark of the Biden–Harris campaign and everything they’re trying to, and I’m sure will, achieve.”